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In the US, Ambrisentan (ambrisentan systemic) is a member of the drug class agents for pulmonary hypertension and is used to treat Pulmonary Hypertension.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Endothelin receptor antagonist

Chemical Name

(+)-(2S)-2-[(4,6-Dimetylpyrimidin-2-yl)oxy]-3-metoxy-3,3-diphenylpropanoic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Ambrisentanum (Latin)
  • Ambrisentan (German)
  • Ambrisentan (French)
  • Ambrisent├ín (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ambrisentan (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • BSF 208075 (IS)
  • LU 208075 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Letairis
    Gilead, United States
  • Volibris
    Glaxo Group, Austria; Glaxo Group, Greece; Glaxo Group, Hungary; Glaxo Group, Lithuania; Glaxo Group, Poland; Glaxo Group, Slovakia; GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, Australia; GlaxoSmithKline, Canada; GlaxoSmithKline, Switzerland; GlaxoSmithKline, China; GlaxoSmithKline, Colombia; GlaxoSmithKline, Czech Republic; GlaxoSmithKline, Germany; GlaxoSmithKline, Denmark; GlaxoSmithKline, Spain; GlaxoSmithKline, Finland; GlaxoSmithKline, Croatia (Hrvatska); GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland; GlaxoSmithKline, Iceland; GlaxoSmithKline, Italy; GlaxoSmithKline, Japan; GlaxoSmithKline, Malaysia; GlaxoSmithKline, Netherlands; GlaxoSmithKline, Norway; GlaxoSmithKline, New Zealand; GlaxoSmithKline, Portugal; GlaxoSmithKline, Romania; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; GlaxoSmithKline Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, France; GlaxoSmithKline UK, United Kingdom; GSK, Belgium; Patheon, Israel


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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